RESEARCH GROUPS
Circuit Dynamics & Computation

ABOUT

Circuit Dynamics & Computation

Renart Lab

We are interested in identifying generic principles governing the dynamics of cortical circuits and the way in which they produce function. Our current work evolves around two lines of research: sensory perception in the auditory modality – with an emphasis on the relationship between the response variability of sensory neurons and the accuracy of perceptual discriminations – and working memory, with a focus on the mechanisms underlying the maintenance of information across time in the prefrontal cortex. Our research strategy relies both on identifying characteristic signatures of population organization – through recordings of the simultaneous activity of neuronal populations during controlled behavioral tasks – as well as on developing a mechanistic understanding of how these patterns of population activity emerge – which we investigate by developing mathematical models of the underlying neuronal circuits.

Info

Main Interests

Identifying generic principles governing the dynamics of cortical circuits and the way in which they produce function

Methods

Rodents, Human / Auditory Cortex and Prefrontal Cortex

Models and Regions

Rodents, Basal Ganglia, Thalamus, Frontal areas of Cerebral Cortex

Opportunities

If you are interested in joining our group, please contact Alfonso Renart at the email address bellow.

alfonso.renart@neuro.fchampalimaud.org

Lab Webpage

renartlab.org

PROJECTS

Circuit Dynamics & Computation

TEAM

Circuit Dynamics & Computation

Know our Team

Alfonso Renart

Alfonso Renart, PhD

Principal Investigator

João Afonso

João Afonso

2010 INDP PhD Student

Raphael Steinfeld

Raphael Steinfeld

2012 INDP PhD Student

Juan Castiñeiras

Juan Castiñeiras

2016 INDP PhD Student

Tiago Costa

Tiago Costa

2016 INDP PhD Student

Cédric Gillissen

Cédric Gillissen

Masters Student

Davide Reato

Davide Reato, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

José Pardo-Vazquez

José Pardo-Vazquez, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Margarida Duarte

Margarida Duarte, PhD

Research Assistant

André Monteiro

André Monteiro

Research Technician

Rita Saraiva

Rita Saraiva

Lab Administrator

PUBLICATIONS

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